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Events:

February's Green Speaker Talk will review the basis for climate scientists’ mounting concern about humanity’s destabilization of the global climate system. It will consider how the recent Paris accord addresses this destabilization. It will briefly consider the destabilization’s implications for Connecticut — and how the state is responding. And it will provide a social scientist’s perspective on all of this. Jeff Howard is an interdisciplinary social scientist whose training and research have focused on the political dimensions of humanity’s haphazard technological intervention in natural systems. He was a visiting scholar at New York University and has taught at University of Massachusetts at Amherst and New Jersey Polytechnic Institute.  See the library’s registration link for more details. Co-sponsored by Wilton Go Green and Wilton Library. No charge. Registration recommended.

Judson Scruton leads this 4-part series on Hamlet’s Soliloquies by William Shakespeare. Judson Scruton, M.A (The Johns Hopkins University, The Writing Seminars, specializing in poetry), has taught creative writing and literature at prep schools and universities. He is currently an Adjunct Professor of English at Fairfield University. See library’s registration link for speaker details. Poetry packets will be available at the front desk one week before the seminar begins. There is no charge for the program. Advance registration is required.

Create a one-of-a-kind etched glass bowl using the Die Cutter and some simple supplies. Fill with candy and give to someone special. Swing by between 1 - 2:30 p.m.  For 18+ years. No cost or registration required, but only available while supplies last. 

Teens in grades 7-11, join our Young Makers Club, part of a national club started in 2010 as a collaboration between Make, Pixar and Exploratorium. The Maker movement is all about innovation, invention, imagination and creativity. Josh Burker (maker and author of The Invent to Learn: Guide to Fun) will mentor teens in our Innovation Station and help them create open-ended projects to share and exhibit at Innovation Day, Wilton Library's showcase event in May.  

Participants may be introduced to 3D printing, soldering, Arduino, coding, electronic sewing and other tinkering tools. Projects might include electronic wear-ables, interactive games, electronic gadgets, light-up jewelry, musical instruments, etc. We encourage 7th-11th graders who enjoy tinkering, learning and creating to join us. Must be willing to commit to 12 Thursdays from 4-6 p.m. Sessions begin February 4th and end May 5th. (No club on April 14th.)  Sponsored by the Amadeo Family Fund. Space limited. Registration required.

We encourage any teen from 7th-11th grade who is interested in tinkering, learning and creating to join us. Register for the first session on February 4th to sign up.

Children in grades 1-7 will get beginner chess instruction from Christopher Potts, an instructor, tournament player and US Chess Federation certified tournament director. In this program, new players will learn: the history and rules of the game; basic checkmate themes and patterns; basic strategy and tactics. Time will be provided for students to play games and put the classroom lessons into practice. Program fee is $80 per student for all eight meetings. In-person registration is required, payment due at time of registration.

News:

The library now has a new look for its Wilton Library cards.  The cards reflect the original art found in many of the library’s murals that make it such a special place to visit. The Children’s Library murals and entrance were created by Ed MacEwen and the teen mural was created by library staffer Tom Swick with a group of teens.  People can choose from six different images for a bit of personalization.  There is no charge for new accounts; replacement cards are $1.00.  See Choices

Please note that Wilton Library has replaced its phone system and we now have new direct telephone numbers.

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Do you like making things? Working with people? Learning how to use new tools and technology? Sharing your knowledge? If yes, the Innovation Station, Wilton Library’s Maker Space, wants you!

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Important Changes to Statewide Catalog (ReQuest) and Interlibrary Loan (ILL) Process

6/15/15:  ReQuest (Statewide Catalog) will shut down
First Quarter 2016:  New Statewide Catalog will be brought online
ILL Service will continue to be available throughout this transition!

Visit our Interlibrary Loan page to request your item OR call us at 203-762-3950, Ext. 211

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